Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 As they were talking about these things, (A)Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were (B)startled and (C)frightened and (D)thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. (E)Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, (F)he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved (G)for joy and were marveling, (H)he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,[a] 43 and he took it and ate before them.

44 Then he said to them, (I)“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, (J)that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then (K)he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus (L)it is written, (M)that the Christ should suffer and on the third day (N)rise from the dead, 47 and that (O)repentance for[b] the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed (P)in his name (Q)to all nations, (R)beginning from Jerusalem. 48 (S)You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending (T)the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you (U)are clothed with (V)power (W)from on high.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 24:42 Some manuscripts add and some honeycomb
  2. Luke 24:47 Some manuscripts and

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

In the first book, O (A)Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began (B)to do and teach, until the day when (C)he was taken up, after he (D)had given commands (E)through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. (F)He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

And while staying[a] with them (G)he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for (H)John baptized with water, (I)but you will be baptized (J)with[b] the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

The Ascension

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, (K)will you at this time (L)restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, (M)“It is not for you to know (N)times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive (O)power (P)when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and (Q)you will be (R)my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and (S)Samaria, and (T)to the end of the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 1:4 Or eating
  2. Acts 1:5 Or in

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When (A)the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like (B)a mighty rushing wind, and (C)it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues (D)as of fire appeared to them and rested[a] on each one of them. And they were all (E)filled with the Holy Spirit and began (F)to speak in other tongues (G)as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 2:3 Or And tongues as of fire appeared to them, distributed among them, and rested

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